Summary of passage: Isaiah asks who doesn’t know about God who sits enthroned above the earth and stretches out the heavens like a canopy. He reduces rulers and princes to nothing with a mere blow of his breath. “To whom will you compare me?” says the Holy One. To the heavens since he brings them all out and calls each by name. None are ever missing.
7) That God is the Creator of the Universe and Earth. God is the one and only.
8 ) Personal Question. My answer: People are wicked in general and will do wicked things or are elected by wicked people. These rulers all serve God’s purpose (think King of Assyria) so they come to power by His will. Maybe to teach people a lesson or about Him. But God merely has to blow on them and they are gone.
9a) Look to the Heavens, the stars that God calls by name
b) Nothing or no one.
c) Personal Question. My answer: Looking at the stars at night reminds me how insignificant I am in comparison to infinite space. So when life loses control, I can look at the stars and know God is in control of everything–the stars, the moon, and my life. He can do any thing since He created everything.
Conclusions: What I got out of this was my last line I wrote: He can do anything since He created everything (another one to go up on my mirror). But, I yearned for more here. I yearned to study more. I yearned for more of His word. I yearned for more of Him. I guess that’s one of the lasting legacies of a good bible study such as BSF: making you yearn for more of Him.